RE: [Error Coin Information Exchange] U.S. Error Coin Weak Strike Dime
I picked up one of these, also, several weeks ago. I honestly didn't see the reeding. Actually, I would preferred that it didn't have it. My preference is always for a single error on a coin. Not always possible, unfortunately. I would really like to see a press up close so I could understand the concept of a stiff collar. That whole area of stiff collars, RAM strikes, strike clips etc. I find confusing.
As a side note, when I see a number of similar coins sold I wonder if the seller has a barrel full. Just like other coins we've seen over the years (e.g. The Euro mule, the Eisenhower off metal or the 1995 Double Die Lincoln) where they are not nearly as rare, especially given the small universe of collectors, as we might suspect.
Picked this so called very weak strike dime up and received it today and it shows Roosevelt's profile well enough but literally blank on reverse and has about 25% of the reeding on rim present. This seller has had about a dozen of these dimes over the last year and I think they are cool. However is a weak strike the proper description for this error type or potentially a DAS ???
End time: May 30, 2013 10:36:36 PM EDT
U.S. Error Coin Weak Strike Dime
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